The Australian Community Development and Civil Society Strengthening Scheme (ACCESS) is a civil society strengthening program that works with selected organisations (CSOs) to demonstrate that active community participation together with responsive governments will improve service delivery and generate better local development. ACCESS supports a range of activities initiated by local communities, with a specific focus on marginalized groups, including the poor and women.
The Australian Aid funded Program focuses on empowering communities, particularly women and the poor, so
that they can engage in a positive and meaningful
way with the local government to ensure that
essential services and priorities of the poor and
women are adequately met.
Pak Raden has always been of the opinion that local
patriarchal culture and interpretations of the Al
Koran, the holy book of Islam, read more
We all need to realize that we should not value donors just by the amount of money that they are bringing. In many places the value of the donor is in line with the amount of money they bring to the area. In my opinion ACCESS is different from other donors in that they focus not on the money but on the process and the learning in their program. Because of this from the assessment process we certainly hope that ACCESS Phase II can come and work in Buton Utara(Harlin Barisala, Deputy Head DPRD Buton Utara)